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                           STRAWBERRY BALM SYRUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages                        Fruits
                 Spices
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       pt           Strawberries
    3       c            Sugar -- approximately
   10                    Lemon balm sprigs, fresh
                         -----VARIATION-----
                         -----LEMON THYME SYRUP-----
    2       pt           Raspberries -- 4 half pints
    3       c            Sugar -- approximately
   10                    Thyme sprigs, fresh
 
   “Delicious with ice cream, waffles, or in a drink. Try making it with lemon
   verbena or lemon thyme, too.”
   
   To make a drink: put several tbsps in bottom of glass, add cold or
   sparkling water and ice.
   
   Wash and hull the strawberries, place in a bowl, and crush with the back of
   a wooden spoon or a potato masher. Line a medium bowl with cheesecloth,
   pour the crushed strawberries and their juice into the cloth, then gather
   up the corners and squeeze until all the juice has been extracted. Weigh
   the juice, then combine it with an equal amount of sugar and the lemon balm
   in a non-aluminium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil it for 5 minutes.
   Remove from the heat, skim any foam from the top, and let cool. Discard the
   lemon balm before bottling. Store in the refrigerator.
   
   MAKES: 1 TO 2 HALF PINTS SOURCE: _The Herbal Pantry_ by Emelie Tolley and
   Chris Mead
  
 
 
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